I am a bit overwhelmed by life today. It is more than I can take in. My family has had many illnesses in the last month, and I haven't spent very much time with people, so going to church today was almost too much. I felt awkward and more socially inept than usual. I wanted to crawl in a hole, and instead I went shopping. I'm not sure why... I don't even like to shop.
In the last few days, I have been swimming in thoughts about the fragility of life. Twice this week, my youngest had breathing difficulties... once from croup and once from a choking incident. Everything could have changed in a moment.
Last night, God blessed my friend with a new baby girl. She is a miracle. During the same night, He also saw fit to take my aunt home to be with Him. There was no sickness, not a single warning. She just left this earth quietly. Hello and goodbye. Joy and sadness.
"The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised."